When Barack Obama said in response to Jim DeMint’s Waterloo comment that health care was not about him, he was lying through his teeth. It most certainly is about him and he said as much to a group of Democrats. In fact, Obama’s comment confirms that DeMint was right: if Obama fails to get health care passed, it will be his Waterloo. Jammie Wearing Fool links to a National Journal article that has all the details:
A telling episode recounted by Senate Finance ranking member Charles Grassley reveals the Obama administration might be more worried than they are letting on that a Republican senator’s comparison of the healthcare overhaul to Waterloo might be dangerously close to the truth.
Grassley said he spoke with a Democratic House member last week who shared Obama’s bleak reaction during a private meeting to reports that some factions of House Democrats were lining up to stall or even take down the overhaul unless leaders made major changes.
“Let’s just lay everything on the table,” Grassley said. “A Democrat congressman last week told me after a conversation with the president that the president had trouble in the House of Representatives, and it wasn’t going to pass if there weren’t some changes made … and the president says, ‘You’re going to destroy my presidency.’ “
The White House did not respond to requests for comment.
Obama’s ego and his whining, no know bounds. Can you just see it, Obama towering over the Democrats seated around a table of some sort as he pounds the table shouting, “You’re going to destroy my presidency!” Could you imagine the outcry from all corners of the MSM and the lefty blogosphere if George W. Bush had said something like this?